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Business groups change up their political giving

Nov 11, 2013
After last month’s government shutdown and brinkmanship regarding raising the nation’s borrowing limit, the business community is making its dissatisfaction with how business gets done in Washington clear through a new pattern of political giving.
Posted In: political donations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tea party

The IRS's embarrassment creates free advertising for conservative groups

May 17, 2013
Revelations the IRS gave extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status has raised their profile, and for some, their fundraising.
Posted In: IRS, tea party

Is rebranding the GOP like rebranding Cheerios?

Mar 18, 2013
Republican advisers have released a plan to grow their party. Some high-profile conservatives say the GOP needs a message-makeover to be competitive. How do corporate marketers view the challenge?
Posted In: Republicans, GOP, Re-branding, branding

Keeping Obama's machine -- and mailing list -- going

Mar 13, 2013
Tonight, President Obama speaks to the non-profit group, Organizing, for America, which some have described as the president's never-ending campaign. Where is the money behind the organization coming from?
Posted In: Citizens United, Obama, politics, campaign contributions

Obama uses campaign machine to push agenda

Jan 21, 2013
President Obama will use a deep campaign database and volunteer network in a new nonprofit. Some are concerned because it can take corporate money.
Posted In: Obama campaign, Immigration, budget, Barack Obama, campaign, nonprofit

A smaller crowd in Washington as Obama begins second term

Jan 21, 2013
Four years after the largest presidential inauguration in history, President Obama's second term begins on a more subdued note.
Posted In: inauguration, Washington D.C., tourism

After 3 years, new attempts to limit Citizens United

Jan 17, 2013
The Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, allowing unlimited campaign spending by corporations and unions, is three years old. New York is taking the lead in trying to make donors more transparent.
Posted In: Eric Schneiderman, Citizens United, Supreme Court, campaign finance

2012: Reviewing the year of the super PAC

Dec 25, 2012
Super PACs spent big money on the 2012 election. But some of the biggest donors didn't exactly get a good rate of return. So, can we expect more big spending the next election cycle?
Posted In: Election 2012, super PACs

How Americans feel about marijuana, unions post-election

Dec 13, 2012
Michigan workers protested Governor Rick Snyder's decision to pass the right-to-work bills into law yesterday. They say the laws weaken unions.
Posted In: elections, marijuana, unions

The science behind Obama's fundraising emails

Nov 29, 2012
"Casual" and "frequent" seem to be the formula for campaign fundraising emails.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 campaign, email, fundraising

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